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Expanding the Oral Health Care Workforce

When Melanie Simmer-Beck, a UMKC School of Dentistry professor, began working to bring better oral health care to children in Kansas, she was often surprised at the level of tooth decay she and her colleagues saw in their young patients. The children who came to in-school clinics in several Olathe, Kan., public schools often were … Continue reading Expanding the Oral Health Care Workforce

A Team Approach to Targeting HIV

Around 40 million people worldwide live with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 50,000 people in the U.S. are newly infected with HIV each year. UMKC Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Thomas Menees, Ph.D., and Professor of Biological Sciences Gerald Wyckoff, Ph.D., are trying to find out how to stop the virus in … Continue reading A Team Approach to Targeting HIV